Three generations on growing up as a woman

Grandma Mac, Mother Mary Beth and Daughter Ilana talking about their lives as women.

Growing up and Parenting

Gabby Harrison interviews her mother Catherine Harrison. They discuss Cathy's childhood as the daughter of an Italian immigrant, her experience as a parent, and more.

Amena Johnson & Jamila Taylor

Amena Johnson talks to her friend of several years Jamila Taylor. They discuss their friendship and what it's like to have black women as friends.

Sanay Ma: Judith Van Wakeman
September 9, 2018 App Interview

This is an interview with my advocate/grandmother on career, success, experiences, expectations, roles, etc.

Andrea Cleveland & Monica Harwell

"Nobody wanted to work with me." In 1991, Monica Harwell became the first woman to climb electric utility poles for ConEdison in New York. As a line constructor, her job was to install power lines dozens of feet in the...

Shirley Olive Greig

A brief look at a Southern African woman’s life, challenges and travels. Casually interviewed by her son and daughter in law.

Friendship

Two friends share memories of a friendship spanning 33 years, multiple states, marriages, kids, and cancer.

Dawn Maestas

"It's not just a tattoo." Dawn Maestas runs a tattoo removal business in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her clients include women who wish to remove the names of abusive ex-partners, including some who have been tattooed forcibly. Dawn is a domestic...

Alexa Michael interviews her Grandmother Jill Handy about growing up as a woman and how society views older women

On November 24th, 2021 Alexa Michael and her grandmother Jill Handy talk in their hometown of Hicksville, Ohio about Jill’s life growing up as a woman in the 1950s and 60s. They talk about Jill’s parents, and her sister Sally....

Podcast for Her

A podcast explaining the difficulties faced by women in society today.

Susan Dakorson Addresses The Sad Fact of What It's Like For A Young African American Girl Dealing With The Ideal Hair Standard In America.

I interviewed 21-year-old Susan Dakorson who also goes by Susie, a close friend of mine, of what it was like growing up in America dealing with and breaking the ideal Hair standard in American society for African American women. Susie...

Dr. Marya McCarroll interview's her mother about her experiences as a little girl, young woman, and now older woman.

In this recording, Dr. McCarroll at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan records an interview with her mother, Karen Bunge. This interview was conducted to serve as an example for an assignment given to the students in her Psychology of...

Trista James, Tanya James, & Michelle Paugh

"If you don’t fight for yourself, ain’t nobody gonna do it for you." Tanya James was 17 years old when her father died in 1978. His death left her and her mother, Beryle Hanlin, struggling financially. So they did what...

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Talethia Edwards, Anita Wimberly, and Valerie George

A group of African-American "sista friends," Talethia Edwards (39), Valerie George (38) and Anita Wimberly [no age given], chat about life, intimate platonic friendships, family, marriage and the importance of their bond in the African-American community. They talk about the...

Joseph Jones III, Verna Hollis, Diane Bowens, Shirley Green-Reese, and Carol Barner-Seay

“Being in a place like that, I didn’t feel like we was human.” In July of 1963, a group of African American protesters were arrested during a series of non-violent, anti-segregation demonstrations in Americus, Georgia. More than a dozen girls,...

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Victoria Young and Gay Abarbanell
December 15, 2021 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners Victoria Young (64) and Gay Abarbanell (82) talk about being raised as "army brats," the ways they defy people's expectations, and the importance of open and honest conversation to avoid misunderstanding.

The Living Room: Katie Phillips and Ann Zakaluk

Two old friends of 20 years happen to be brought together on Levi’s day of giving back to the community, and spend some time discussing the work being done at The Living Room non-for-profit in Santa Rosa, where Katie works...

FYS Interview about the theme of Legacy with Brenda Curry by Angela Harshbarger. Brenda Curry, A Professional Women in the 1970s

I interviewed Brenda Curry for my First Year Seminar class at Marshall University. Our FYS class has been focusing on critical thinking and how thoughtfully developed and artfully asked questions can lead to enriching and enlightening stories. Frank Sesno's book...

Immigrant: Turning 30 in America, a conversation with the author, Golara Haghtalab.

Emma Fivek (28) talks to her friend Golara Haghtalab (30) about Golara's book, Immigrant: Turning 30 in America. The two discuss how Golara came to the US and her journey since arriving. Going from hostessing at a restaurant in Charlottesville,...

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Laurie Feldman and Dan Franden

Spouses Dan Franden (61) and Laurie Feldman (64) discuss how feminism, raising sons and retirement has impacted their lives and marriage.